Historic John Johnson Home


    As guests in John and Elsa Johnson’s home, Joseph and Emma Smith received revelation and comfort in trying times. Guests in the home today—in person and online—see that it is still a place of revelation and comfort.

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    A Prophet and a Temple in Kirtland, Ohio: Through the Eyes of Eliza R. Snow and Lorenzo Snow

    Get a glimpse into the lives of two new converts: Eliza R. Snow and Lorenzo Snow. Learn about their interactions with Joseph Smith and their experiences in the Kirtland Temple.

    Revelation and Family: Joseph and Emma’s Five Ohio Homes

    Explore five places in and around Kirtland, Ohio, where Joseph and Emma Smith lived—homes that became places of revelation.

    Kirtland through the Eyes of the John and Elsa Johnson Family

    Contemplate the joys and trials of the early Saints in Kirtland as you read about the experiences of John and Elsa Johnson and their children.

    Interactive Map: Places of Interest around Kirtland, Ohio

    Investigate historic places around historic Kirtland, including places of revelation at the Morley farm and the Johnson farm.

    Interactive Map: Latter-day Saint Travels to and from Ohio and Missouri, 1830–1839

    Learn about Latter-day Saints’ early journeys to Ohio and Missouri and later to Iowa and Illinois.

    Joseph Smith’s Bible Translation: D&C 45, 76, 77, 86, 91

    Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible served as a catalyst for several revelations now canonized in the Doctrine and Covenants.

    Time Line: The Church in Ohio and Missouri

    Gain a clearer picture of early Church history. Examine the Church’s growth and challenges in Ohio and Missouri from 1830 to 1839.

    “The Vision”: D&C 76

    A glimpse into the eternities shown to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon in 1832 so impacted the Church that it became known simply as “the Vision.”

    What to Expect When You Visit the Church’s Historic Sites in Ohio

    Find information that can help you plan a visit to these sites.